Fr. Donald Bolton, Credibly Accused of Actions That Disqualify That Person From Working With Children.

Fr. Donald Bolton,

Donald Bolton
Ordained: 1952
  • 1952-1954: Mount St. Alphonsus, Esopus, NY (NY)
  • 1954-1959: Bela Vista, Mato, Grosso, Brazil (BalProv)
  • 1959-1962: Campo Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil (BalProv)
  • 1962-1967: Bela Vista, Mato Grosso, Brazil (BalProv)
  • 1967-1969: Monte Alegre, Parana, Brazil (BalProv)
  • 1969-1970: Rocio, Parana, Brazil (BalProv)
  • 1970-1974: Notre Dame Retreat House, Canadaigua, NY (ROC)
  • 1974-1984: St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, North East, PA (E)
  • 1984-1987: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, NY (BRK)
  • 1987-1990: Holy Family Retreat House, Hampton, VA (RIC)
  • 1990-2003: St. Alphonsus Villa-Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers, New Smyrna Beach, FL (ORL)
  • 2003-2006: St. John Neumann Residence, Saratoga Springs, NY (ALB)
  • 2006: Died

Fr. Donald Bolton worked as a Redemptorist priest for over five decades in various locations in North and South America spending the final years of his career in the Diocese of Albany. In 1986, Fr. Bolton was charged with one count each of indecent assault and corruption of minors. He pleaded guilty in 1987 and was sentenced to three years’ probation. According to the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, Fr. Bolton abused a girl in 1976, beginning when she was seven years old and continuing until she was eleven years old. The report also states Fr. Bolton abused a fourth-grade boy between 1976 and 1977. Fr. Bolton remained in ministry until his death in 2006. Fr. Bolton was included in the deceased portion of the Diocese of Erie’s list of persons who are “credibly accused of actions that, in the diocese’s judgement, disqualify that person from working with children.”